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[By Design] Problem with pen tool in Photo using a Wacom Intuos pro medium PTH 651

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I am having a problem with selecting an area using the pen tool on my Macbook pro running OSX 10.11.6. with a Wacom Intuos pro model PTH 651 running the latest version of its software, downloaded today. My Affinity Photo is version 1.6.7. When I try drawing around and area by creating a series of node points it stutters and then creates a new curve layer. Even if I go round to the start point to join it up there is no completion of the circle. If I use a mouse to select an area that works O.K. but when I press select I get dancing lines on the two vertical sides of the picture, not around my selection. If at that point I click 'invert selection' the whole picture goes transparent. I'm sure that the first part of this problem is a bug and the second part I was following a video (not one of yours as I couldn't find one that showed using the pen tool to select an area.) and his worked and mine didn't. The latter could be something that I am doing but I have gone over it about 5 times and used different photos.

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Dear Gabriel M,

 

Attached are 2 screen recordings. The first one is using my Wacom tablet, the second is when I use a mouse. The mouse one is slightly different to how I described previously but still not working as it should. Your help will be appreciated.

Dave.

P.S. Not sure why but one seems to have uploaded twice. Hope they both work.

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Thanks. 

If you double tap/clock on an end node, it will stop that curve and start a new curve with your next point. And it looks like the same thing happens in your case. You might accidentally double tap/click. 

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Dear GabrielM,

I Don't think that I am  accidentally double clicking but to get around that problem I have used the CMD Z  and then the  ALT key every time it tries to give me a new layer and this allowed me to complete an enclosed shape.The short screen recording that I have attached shows what happens when I click select and then invert selection. I thought that should give me dancing lines when I clicked select and it isn't it is giving me a blue box around the edge of the photo.

Regards,

Dave.

 

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The selection is a different scenario. By default, any opacity below 50% will not make a "visible" selection. What you need to do is to use a solid colour with no opacity for your fill, untick the "use fill" or if you need opacity, use the opacity on that curve layer, rather than its fill colour. 

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On 2/9/2019 at 2:56 PM, >|< said:

Opacity greater than 0% will result in a selection with equivalent intensity. An absence of marching ants does not imply absence of selection. Marching ants enclose regions where the selection intensity is greater than 50%.

 

I've just updated the post. I wanted to say a visible selection (marching ants).:$

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Dear Gabe,

Many thanks for your help. After quite a bit of playing around I can now get what I want to happen but only by changing the opacity at various stages of the process. It still seems to be more messy than what I have seen on various (non official) videos, such as the one that I am attaching a link to. All the other ones that I have looked at appear to do the same things as well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbndRVJjh8A

Regards,

Dave.

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